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Jan 28, 2013 4:00pm EST
confirmation hearing for defense secretary nominee chuck hagel, john mccain live this hour. >>> plus, a royal shake-up. a queen announces she's abdicating. her country is about to get a new king. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- >>> a new push to tackle one of the most contentious issues facing washington. just about 90 minutes or so ago, a bipartisan group of senators laid out a framework for an immigration reform bill. this comes as the white house is working on its own immigration bill and president obama will address the issue tomorrow in las vegas. the bipartisan senate plan includes a path to citizenship, but illegal immigrants will have to undergo a background check and pay a fine and back taxes before gaining legal status in the united states. all that is contingent on securing borders. the proposal provides for increased use of drones, more personnel and improved infrastructure and it would create an employment verification system and improve the process for admitting needed workers. cnn chief c
Jan 28, 2013 1:00pm PST
questions on unrelated matters. are you going to vote to confirm chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense? >> we're going to wait for the hearing on thursday. i'd like to see how he responds to the committee and my questions during the hearing. >> you had a chance to meet with him privately i take it the other day. did he give you the answers that you wanted to hear? >> well, we had a general discussion. there are are many specific questions that i had that i didn't ask and he hasn't answered. >> what about on guns right now? are you in favor of much more sweeping comprehensive universal background checks for people who want to purchase a gun? >> i'm certainly glad, and i think all of us are, to see where improvements can be made to keep the guns out of the hands of criminals. obviously, we'd have to look at the specific proposals. >> because right now if you're a criminal potentially and you have a record, you can go out and buy a gun. if you don't go to a store, you either go to a gun store or buy it from a private person, should that be made inpossible? >> if there are improvem
Jan 25, 2013 4:00pm EST
. chuck hagel, that could be a little bit more. >> i think they will rough him up and be more lively than the john kerry hearings. in the end, the numbers. once senator schumer democrat said he answered all my questions, we know there have been meetings with others who have been critical and others with john mccain. he has done a lot of leg work and going into it, i don't think that mean that is it will be smooth sailing. they will be very tough questions and in the end they thought that he would be confirmed. >> how many republicans will vote to confirm him. we will find out. who is coming up on state of the union? >> dianne feinstein will talk about a number of things including the automatic weapons ban, but we will have on as well as former general hayden. we wanted to talk about women in the military. they are uniquely qualified to look at this and say how does it change things? we will have that and a group of republicans that come on from the outside. the virginia governor to tell us how they think they can fix the party from the outside. >> 9:00 a.m. eastern. we will be watchi
Jan 29, 2013 1:00pm PST
kerry, jack lew, and chuck hagel. as we just mentioned, kerry is the first to be confirmed as the next secretary of state. >>> as president obama gives his full support to an overhaul of u.s. immigration laws, we're going to hear from a sharp critic of comprehensive immigration reform. he said that effort amounts to amnes amnesty for illegal immigrants. ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. >>> president obama's giving his full support to a bipartisan effort by u.s. senators to reform u.s. immigration law as the president says now is the time to replace the system he describes as out of date and badly broken. >> we have to deal with the 11 million individuals who are here illegally. we all agree that these men and women should have to earn their way to citizenship. but for comprehensive immigration reform to work, it must be clear from the outset that there is a pathway to citizenship. >> joining us is congressman lou barletta, republican from pennsylvania. he's long favored cracking down on illegal i
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